Joining Kelly on this gorgeous Friday...
Eamon is turning ten on Monday! My third baby to hit double digits, crazy! When our kids turn 10 they get a special birthday - either a party with friends (we always do family parties otherwise) or a bigger-than-usual gift. JP and Andrew both chose the gift route and got kindles and accessories. Eamon is choosing the party with friends. He wants to go to an indoor trampoline park and when I asked him for a list of friends to invite, he said "My siblings, my cousin Tommy, and Brad (a 7th grader he looks up to)." That was it! He is so sweet, he basically just wants his family there and I didn't think Brad would want to go to a 4th grader's bday party, but he's such a great kid and he said yes. Eamon is thrilled. It's all going down this Saturday.
Allllllll week I have been trying to get both Declan and Brendan down for a nap at the same time, with no luck. Today I finally did it and of course I'm too excited to sleep. Urgh! Hence, blogging. Then cake making for the almost ten year old.
Our fish tank is gross. The water gets green so fast, and we have real plants in there that were supposed to help with keeping it clean, and a sucky fish who supposedly eats the algae to keep it clean, but we are as kermit as it gets in there. It's not easy being green. Poor Phil, who was adamantly opposed to the fish tank in the first place (it was a spontaneous purchase by the kids in a moment of weakness for me) has cleaned it out so many times since we got it. It'll look good for a few days then start going green again. What do we need to do to have a crystal clear tank??
Someone on my IG feed recommended getting these jeans from Target, and said they run big so size down. I took her advice and ordered two sizes smaller than I would normally to try and fit this postpartum body. They came and were still a little loose in the waist. They are a size six...What!?!? If you're someone who wants to feel good based on the size jeans they wear, then these are your new bffs. (You know we all do it).
|You keep thinking you're a size 6, Mom :)|
So you know how I like to pretend that I'm pretty healthy? I mostly eat pretty well and I love to exercise (especially in my new sneakers!). I get as much sleep as my schedule allows and I take my vitamins and drink all the water. But somehow, my body is turning on me. First I had the gestational diabetes, and when I went last week for a followup checkup, they discovered that although my blood sugar levels were fine, I have super high LDL numbers. I told the Nurse Practitioner that my Dad has high cholesterol, and she said "Well, as of today, so do you." I guess the LDL should be below 100 and mine was 198. Eeeeekkkk! It's never been above 100 before, so I think something else is going on...thyroid perhaps? I'm seeing the OB for my 6 week checkup in a week and I'll ask him to run some more tests. In the meantime it's all oatmeal and egg whites in this joint. Is 37 the new 73?
Have you guys been watching the new TV shows? We enjoyed Kevin James' new one (just big fans of his comedy from The King of Queens days) and loved Designated Survivor with
Jack Bauer Kiefer Sutherland, and finally really loved This Is Us. That first episode was so good (after the initial opening shot. Don't say I didn't warn you!)
In case you ever wondered what life with six boys is like, it's a little bit of this:
|Sweet kisses for "Mamma Mary"|
and a whole lot of this:
|Real booger included|
And on that note (pun intended), have a wonderful booger-free weekend everybody!